Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wake up people, this is serious...(THURSDAY 8:30AM)

...The "Surfing Mayor" Carl Beckman and Folly Beach City Council are trying to ban surfing from 2nd block east to 3rd block west. This is above and beyond the summer restrictions in place. This will ban surfing at the pier year round. This is not a joke. Read (The Journal) article in todays Post and Courier. The council meeting is Feb. 7th at 8:30 am in the Folly Beach City hall. Please stop by the shop for info and take this seriously as a community or it will pass and you'll never surf this again...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

6 hour swell... will be gone by dark. Stomach high on one side, but the other side is going XXL Surfline style!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

saltwater enema... the new SERFTAC model is actually self-propelled and catches the wave for you. Unfortunately it has an eject button too, which is activated by entering Poo stance, resulting in the saltwater enema treatment. The timeless airbrush hides the fact that the design is over 5 years old. It's a good thing surfboards haven't progressed since then or else this board would be out-of-date...

Monday, January 28, 2008

the many colors of WEEN...'s the show poster...

...and here's the setlist:

Porkroll Egg Cheese, Spinal Meningitis, Juicy Colored Marbles, Piss Up A Rope, Learnin to Live, Take Me Away, Grobe, Even If, Voodoo Lady, Your Party, Buckingham Green, You Were A Fool, Light Me Up, Bare Hands, Captain Fantasy, Stroker Ace, Tooter, Johnny on the Spot, Object, Lullaby, Waving my Dick in the Wind, Tick, Doctor Rock, Did you See Me, Mollusk, What Deaner was Talking About, Roses

Encore: Fiesta, Mister Richard Smoker, Mister Would you Please Help my Pony, Bananas and Blow, Hammer Down and Someday

Sunday, January 27, 2008

stylemasters 3 continued...

...Jimmy Slade trying to backdoor the backdoor of the backdoor? He is so used to grabbing his ankles during this maneuver, it must have thrown him off when he accidentally grabbed the rail instead and got hammered by the curtain.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

hershey highway to Chocolate town...

...we'll be heading up to Myrtle Beach on the S.S. Bloodfart tonight via Hershey Highway 17 for a little WEEN at the HOB. Care to join us? I'll be leaving a little brown streak behind me so you don't get lost.

Makin' time breakin' ground Greyhound bus to Chocolate town...

Friday, January 25, 2008

filming for Stylemasters 3...

*photo by Nancy Hussey of Folly Waves

Thursday, January 24, 2008

1/21/08 Music Farm, another WU-BANGER...

I bomb atomically, Socrates' philosophies
and hypothesis can't define how I be droppin' these
mockeries, lyrically perform armed robbery
Flee with the lottery, possibly they spotted me
Battle-scarred shogun, explosion when my pen hits
tremendous, ultra-violet shine blind forensics
I inspect you, through the future see millennium
Killa B's sold fifty gold sixty platinum
Shacklin the masses with drastic rap tactics
Graphic displays melt the steel like blacksmiths
Black Wu jackets queen B's ease the guns in
Rumble with patrolmen, tear gas laced the function
Heads by the score take flight incite a war
Chicks hit the floor, die-hard fans demand more
Behold the bold soldier, control the globe slowly
Proceeds to blow swingin' swords like Shinobi
Stomp grounds and pound footprints in solid rock
Wu got it locked, performin' live on your hottest block

After 14 years of waiting to see the Wu Tang Clan live, I witnessed the most chaotic lyrical assault in Charleston history. I even got a fat lip from some thuggin' white boys who got dealt with real quick. I did grow up 15 minutes away from Shaolin (Staten Island, NY) so I got a little hood in me. More pictures to come as soon as IAN MONTGOMERY sends them to me. Quit sleeping son.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Fox News Report: Shark Attack on Folly Beach's the culprit on the right. Born Craig Watkins in 1968, he earned the nickname "Jabberjaw" due to his Curly-like slapstick antics. He also played drums for the group The Neptunes before turning into the cliche drug-addled child star...

Actually it wasn't Jabberjaw, but instead an FCS fin. Here's a better shot below for scale...

...the fin slice required something along the lines of 120 stitches and at least one month out of the water, so he'll miss 2 days of surf. His dad bought him a Liquid Shredder...psyche! He got some PRO-TEC fins instead. Good luck with the recovery Austin.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Concert Review: Band of Horses

...quick review: Music Farm 1/20/08, lots of beards (even on the girls), opening band should change their name to Band of Hosers, drunk people are really annoying and the greatest test of my patience (how many times can the same person bump into you with realizing they are bumping into you?) Band of Horses dominated it.

flashback to the 80's...

...Martin Potter went on an absolute tear in the late 80's and ushered in a new era of surfing combining power and progression and winning a world title in 1989 by the biggest margin in ASP history. His flame airbrush was also an inspiration to many...

...and here's the updated version custom ordered by our buddy Robert...
...who really loves his wife Vanessa (or a brilliant ploy to order a new board without the spousal guilt: "Honey I'm gonna put your name on it so every time I go surfing I'll be thinking of you." Brilliant Robert.)

...and here's what Pottz's board probably looked like after he won the title...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

hey anonymous, insert foot in mouth now...

...Going back to the "HAVE YOU BEEN DUPED POST" and your comments on Stoked Surfboards... is a nice topic in which I had absolutely had nothing to do with but thought you might enjoy:
Here's my favorite post:

"I emailed them this:these boards you sell are obvious chinese popouts. this impacts our local shapers and their livelihood.there are far too many of your kind out there, tryingto make a quick buck and forgetting that local shapersactually care about their work, their families, andthe people they shape for. how dare you import thiscrap around here, or play middle man so somedisgruntled shaper from here can sell out his friendsand line his pockets with chinese blood money. if iwere you i would take a good long look at myself inthe mirror. if you even surf, you won't like what yousee. enjoy bankruptcy. it's coming your way. rememberthe skateboard crap that flooded the market after itbecame the "hot" thing for kids? surfing is sufferingfrom the same thing, but this time it's the yuppie newcomer beginner surfers you are pushing your crap on.think about it. i hope you do the right thing.

They replied with this:If the industry didn't capitalize on the Clark feasco and start charging twice as much for boards, there wouldn't be the demand for this Chinese crap. Speaking of Chinese crap where do you think Channel Islands boards are made, Or Stewart, or any other big "USA" board makers are made?Why don't you go after those guys instead of some dude trying to make a few extra bucks by selling a couple boards out of his garage.Sell me your boards for wholesale and I'll stop buying these cheese boards.I buy them from Costa Azul, Isle Surfboards, and Discount Surfboards in San Clemente. Those are the guys importing them, you could go hastle them too.Besides like you said it's only the kooks buying these boards anyway, most people are buying the Chinese Channel Islands boards.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Fox News Report: Folly Beach Goes XXL!!!

Water and Air temperature 54 degrees, waves 3-6 foot with the occasional bomb......its nice to pull up and see this through the sea oats and street signs...

...and I kept this guys dome piece in for scale, he wears a 7 3/4 NEW ERA hat, stickers and tags on, brim straight and slightly tilted to the side...
...this wave is only going to get better, but not a taker in sight... hurts to see this go by unridden, especially with my wetsuit 3 blocks away...

...with the occasional mush monster coming through, I knew SHARKY the RNF would be my weapon of choice with all that rubber... better way to resurrect and old board than with a fresh paint job...

...seriously? You're pulling off this one? I would've replayed it over and over again in my head and probably called my self the P-word at least a hundred times. It's better to go than not go...

...he went, and I'm sure he's still reliving this wave in his head over and over again, except it was way overhead in his mind.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

here I am, your rocket gem...

...after many years of gracing the McKevlin's wall, Shane Dorian's 6'3" Rocket Gem is now in my possession. I've waited years to ride this board, and today's the day.
This board was shaped for Shane Dorian by JC. No, not that JC. The John Carper JC.
And signed by Shane-O himself. It's got a solid glassing schedule of 4 ounce deck, 4 ounce bottom and its been slightly buckled already. My guess is I'll break it during the first session.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

hold your pee...

...waves tomorrow accompanied by air and water temperatures in the low 50s. Two options: drink lots of liquids so you can pee in your wetsuit, or bust out the Hotsuits wetsuit heater. Put the heater in the belt, place belt around kidneys as below and push the button. Viola! A chimerical bombination of warmth...

Here is Hotsuit team rider and gnar gnar tow surfer Anthony "Totally" Raduka demonstrating proper fit and usage of the belt. "Totally" Raduka spent years on the road as the touring keyboardist for 80's hair band Whitesnake before marrying his high school sweetheart and taking a job as a tow surfer in Australia.

Check out more on the heaters here. I'll personally test out our heater tomorrow and will post complete details.

*Built in chest hair heater shown in picture 2 optional, but highly recommended. So stop shaving your chest. You know who you are...LRH.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

interpretive surf dancing???

...California is always way ahead of the East Coast when it comes to the latest trends like hipster fashion and herpes, but lets hope this one never makes it here.

Monday, January 14, 2008

the hatchet man...

...well, Tim is back from the Surf Expo and that means its time to get out the proverbial axe. You'll find out who's been naughty and nice, who's gone to China, who's completely out of their mind and who's making the big time deals in the surf industry. Ooow the excitement!

Friday, January 11, 2008

what it

...its the Is Is by Zeph, formerly of Cooperfish, now part of the Bing shaping team. That step in the rail was the same problem I had when I shaped my first board. Oh, wait, its supposed to be there?

...forget the stupid deep nose concave and the step rail, how about the reflection of all those boards on the ceiling.

...and here's the tail, er I mean nose. Yeah, that's the nose for gripping with your little piggies when nose riding. Oh wait, nobody noserides on Folly Beach. It just looks cool then, I guess.

...anyway, here's the nose to tail shot featuring the sweet lamination, also done by Zeph the man of many talents. You have to see it in person to believe it: 9'5" x 24 1/4" x 3" with a 20 1/2" nose. If you can't noseride this thing...well, I just say it. You smell like a dead fish.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

yeah bra...

...tough guy surfer and Bra Boy Richie Vas getting his here. Supported by Russell Crowe, eh. "Well thems fighting words!"

A lot of our "local" college kid surfers have been excited to see this documentary about the Bra Boys. I can only wonder what type of positive effect it will have on our local surfing scene, especially these being the years where their brains are easily molded.

But maybe something positive could come out of it after all. Did you know...

In August 2005, the group led a 100 person protest against parking meters near the local beaches.

How's that anonymous? Run with it. Here's more about the bosom buddies, I mean Bra Boys.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

west coast reppin'...

San Diego shaper Josh Hall learned to shape under the tutelage of master Skip Frye. With a solid foundation like that, sky's the limit. There's an interesting interview with Josh Hall here.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

circa June 1991...

...diving into a box of old surf mags from 1991, I found what could quite possibly be the first Mayhem shape to appear in the Design Forum section of Surfer magazine. Matt Biolos had begun to establish the Mayhem surfboard label before he and Mike Reola formed ...Lost clothing and surfboards. This design, which was shaped and paint-penned by Biolos, was typical of the perennial Matt Archbold model: 6'2" double wing swallow, 18 1/2 wide x 2 1/8 thick. San Clemente's finest, next to the Fletcher family of course...

Monday, January 07, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

if you can read this...

...the bitch fell off.

...with our 13th consecutive day with practically no ridable surf, the hogs came out on Sunday. With $1 Budweiser cans as the daily special at the Sand Dollar Social Club, they always attract a healthy amount of the leather clad and bearded population. And what a beautiful day it was...

Friday, January 04, 2008

get in the car...

...see those bumps? That is North East swell going to Florida. Guess where that swell is not going. Here. Go to Central Florida.